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Connecting the dots: Installation Wingman Weekend brings Team Robins together for fun

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  • By Angela Woolen
  • Robins Public Affairs

For many Team Robins members, finding a niche outside of work can be difficult. Robins Connect was started in order to bring interest groups to the base.
From radio-controlled cars to medieval groups and purebred dogs, there was a variety of things to see and do during Wingman Day and Robins Connect on Oct. 21 and 22.

Tony Wong has been building RC cars for almost 10 years.

“When I first started, there was not a lot of local interest,” he said.

Due to the expensive nature of the sport, the participation ebbs and flows. He currently owns four 1/10 scale cars that are powered by nitromethane fuel that can reach speeds up to 50 mph.

Part of the Roller Derby League, the Middle Georgia Derby Demons did a demonstration of what roller derby is all about.

Although she didn’t know how to skate when she joined, Amy Mooney thought it looked like fun when she started a few years ago.
Mooney decided to try it so she had a hobby outside of her full-time stay-at-home mother job.

The group train people how to skate if they’re interested, she said.

The 5K Color Run was also a success. Starting at 8 a.m., runners were crossing the finish  line with clothes, hair and skin in all shades of the rainbow.
Other activities included a human foosball game, Zumba and corn hole. There was also music, educational booths and food for all.
The fun continued Saturday when more than 3,000 people came out for the Team Robins Fall Bash. The yearly tradition allows the Robins community to take a break and have some fun with the family.

The free event – which included food, rides, face painting, games, live music, a craft fair and other family friendly activities – was open to all Robins Air Force Base ID cardholders.